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What makes a sin a sin?

What constutes as a sin?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Jan. 17, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • What ever the bible says is a sin?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:32 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Literally, a missing of the mark, according to the Hebrew and Greek Bible texts. God himself sets the “mark” that his intelligent creatures are to reach. Missing that mark is sin, unrighteousness, or lawlessness. (Rom. 3:23; 1 John 5:17; 3:4) Sin is anything not in harmony with God’s personality, standards, ways, and will, all of which are holy. It may involve wrong conduct, failure to do what should be done, ungodly speech, unclean thoughts, or desires or motives that are selfish. The Bible differentiates between inherited sin and willful sin, between an act of sin over which a person is repentant and the practice of sin.
    [I'm a JW]

    Answer by MakeItPink at 7:38 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • If it goes against commandments and deemed sins in your religion. Usually if it is going against God it is a sin.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 7:38 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • it seems to be a sin if anyone that ISN'T a follower of the bible does it. Not trying to be snide, just what I've observed. For example, people who say being gay is a sin because the bible says so, but when you mention that the bible also says not to judge, they act as if it's okay for them to judge, because the gay person is already "breaking the rules". Murder is a sin unless you're murdering someone who doesn't believe in god, and then it's okay.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Make it Pink, Right On! So many people get confused as to the Word Sin,the easy way to think of it is a Dart Board, Gods standards are the Bulls Eye,anything outside of the bulls eye is sin. So whenever we miss that center point, we are in sin........

    Answer by CuteandCurvy at 8:19 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • The Strong's Concordance states the root word for "sin" is: a primitive root; properly to miss; hence (figurative and general) to sin; by inferance to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causative) lead astray, condemn :- bear the blame, cleanse, commit [sin], by fault, harm he hath done, loss, miss, (make) offend (-er), offer for sin, purge, purify (self), make reconciliation, (cause, make) sin (-ful, -ness), trespass.
    —Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary


    Answer by LoveWiseCouncel at 8:53 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • All sin started with REBELLION through PRIDE in self! The cherub, Lucifer, desired to BE God rather than be what he was created to be... which was the son! Says he was the most perfect pattern, most beautiful! He rebelled from where he had been placed and decided in PRIDE to go for the take down of our Father! EEEKKKK! Not a good move on his part!
    Our Father then allowed him to "play" God in this earth realm we are in currently. II Corinthians 4.4 tells us he is the "god of this world". He is a master deceiver and manipulator with a great wrath cause he only has a short time to hold this "office", if you will!
    Sin began originally there. And it spread onto Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden in this dispensation and has been plaguing our lives ever since.
    Hopes this helps. God bless you for seeking truth!

    Answer by LoveWiseCouncel at 9:04 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Sins are actions that are harmful to yourself or to others. The Law in the Bible describes what sins are, and science, medicine, and psychology has PROVEN that committing the sins listed in the Word are indeed harmful to a persons physical, mental, or spiritual health, or all three, or harmful to that of others. That's why God commands people to do or not to do certain things.

    Answer by GoodMomma24-7 at 10:54 AM on Jan. 18, 2010

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